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Nov
12
John Murphy
Bullish Week and Month for ConocoPhillips
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It has been a bear quarter for ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), a major oil company. Energy prices have been weak due to lesser demand and greater supply.  United States Oil (NYSE: USO), the exchange traded fund for oil, is down more than 18 percent for the last quarter of market action.  Over that same period, ConocoPhillips […]

Nov
11
John Murphy
Here is a Way to Invest with Warren Buffett and Michael Lewis!
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Warren Buffett and Michael Lewis need no introduction to the investment community! Warren Buffett is one of the best investors in history.  He heads up Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), which functions as a holding company for his assets.  These range from small cap companies that are completely owned such as See’s Candies to major positions […]

Nov
4
John Murphy
No Matter What Happens at the Polls, Buy Dividend Stocks!
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No matter what happens after Americans vote today, long term investors should continue buy stocks with a history of increasing the amount of the dividend such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), among others. The bull market has been going on for more than five years, so it is difficult […]

Oct
23
John Murphy
Buy Stocks for Growth, Value, and Income
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With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) down for the last quarter and six months of market action, it can be difficult to remain positive about stocks (chart below).  The performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) makes it even more challeng to be bullish.  But as Warren Buffett, Shelby Davis, […]

Oct
14
John Murphy
Conocophillips is Major Oil with Warren Buffett as an Owner
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Investors should always look for a combination of alluring factors in a stock such as those offered by Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP), a major oil firm based in Houston. First of all, it is a major oil company.  The demand for oil and natural gas will only increase.  That makes top performers in the sector […]

Oct
10
John Murphy
Are Dividend Aristocrats Owned by Buffett best for the Long Term?
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The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) is down three weeks in a row.  For some, that is a sign of a bear market looming.  The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is now off for the last week, month, and quarter of market action (chart below).  A bullish sign, though, is that legendary investor […]

Sep
15
Tim Lambert
Warren Buffett has Gone North of the Border for Big Oil: Should You?
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Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU) is Big Oil and a Warren Buffett holding, which is a bullish combination. Along with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Suncor Energy is an oil and natural gas holding of legendary investor Warren Buffett.  There is much about Suncor Energy that is superior to ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips.  That is […]

Sep
8
Ida Hansen
Don’t Forget Pepsico!
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Just because legendary investor Warren Buffett is a major shareholder of Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) does not mean that investors should overlook Pepsico (NYSE: PEP). As many articles have detailed, there is much to like about Coca-Cola. It is the same with Pepsi-Cola, too.  Like Coca-Cola, Pepsico is a Dividend Aristocrat.  That means that Pepsico has […]

Aug
28
John Murphy
Buy BHP at a Discount for the Long Term
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BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the world’s largest natural resources company is down for the last week, month, and quarter of market action (chart below). As the business of BHP Billiton is natural resources, that means China is its biggest customer.  China is reporting problems in its housing sector as reported by the Financial Times, so […]

Aug
28
Ida Hansen
Buy McDonald’s for the Profit Margin and the Dividend
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McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is down for the year (chart below). That should be looked upon as an opportunity to buy at a discount for long term investors.  The dividend yield, profit margin, and return-on-investment are all superior.  Over time, those should result in strong returns for the long term investor. McDonald’s has a profit margin […]